Art Dedication

By: News Release
Jul 24th, 2018

“Three Bells” by Cara Briggs Farmer (Marion, Iowa) will be dedicated during Elkader’s Art in the Park event on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 1:00pm. The piece will be located at the South end of the park near the welcome sign. This interactive sound sculpture will feature arches that reflect the rolling hills of the surrounding countryside. Soft bells will echo the bells of the Clayton County Courthouse and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
This project was made possible through a National Endowment for the Arts grant secured by the Northeast Iowa RC&D in partnership with the Byways of Iowa Foundation. This piece is one of 16 public art installations across Iowa in scenic byway corridor communities.
The project could not have come to fruition without generous contributions, grants, and support from the Northeast Iowa RC&D, National Endowment for the Arts, Byways of Iowa Foundation, Casey’s General Stores, Iowa Arts Council (a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs), Clayton County Foundation for the Future, Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation, Steve & Ann McCorkindale, Clayton County Abstract, Inc., Jay & Kay Moser, Central State Bank (Elkader), Keith & Kathy Garms, Freedom Bank (Elkader), Fire Farm Lighting, Iowa Byways™, River Bluffs Scenic Byway Board, City of Elkader, and the volunteers that participated on the local art advisory committee.
“We are excited to have all of these public art pieces installed across the state to not only feature the unique character of the communities they are in, but also to draw visitors from across the country to travel Iowa’s Byways to experience art in our small rural Iowa communities!” said Mallory Hanson, Northeast Iowa RC&D Regional Tourism & Economic Development Coordinator.
For more information, contact Project Coordinator, Mallory Hanson (Northeast Iowa RC&D) at 563-864-7112 or